View all Articles & Archives

Brought to you by SimcoeBoater.com Add to Technorati Favorites

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lake Simcoe Mega-Marina Hearing Adjournment Denied: First Nations interests set aside as hearing plows forward

Lake Simcoe Mega-Marina Hearing Adjournment Denied: First Nations interests set aside as hearing plows forward

    ALLISTON, ON, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Environmentalists are profoundly
disappointed the Ontario Municipal Board has dismissed a precedent-setting
adjournment request in the BBP mega-marina hearing in Innisfil Ontario.
The Board will commence on Tuesday the controversial hearing into the
1,600 unit, 1,000 boat marina development project, despite a complete lack of
aboriginal consultation in the face of demonstrated interest on the part of
First Nations.
Tim Gilbert of Gilbert's LLP brought a motion to adjourn the hearing in
order to address the fact that the developer failed to provide notice to and
consult with First Nations; the proceedings are premature as the proponent
lacks the necessary environmental approvals; the Premier of Ontario has
recently announced the Lake Simcoe Protection Act; and, finally, the Moving
Parties are unable to fully participate in the proceedings given the
atmosphere of intimidation.
In a decision released over e-mail at 11:15 am today, the board dismissed
the motion to adjourn. Written reasons will be released prior to the
commencement of the hearing on Tuesday August 21 at 10 am.
"We're shocked that a provincial Tribunal could dismiss our concerns
without even letting us become a Party," said Luc Lainé, cultural heritage
liaison for the Huron-Wendat in Ontario. "We told the OMB the developer's
consultant spoke to imposters and not our Nation, and they went ahead and
endorsed this process anyway. The Supreme Court of Canada is very clear about
the duty to consult First Nations; somebody should tell Minister Gerretsen and
the OMB."
The Huron-Wendat Nation, far from receiving adequate notice to allow for
meaningful consultation, are still awaiting a response from the Ministry of
Municipal Affairs and Housing to letters sent by their Grand Chief on July 25
and August 7.
The various Parties to the hearing are considering whether to appeal the
decision to dismiss the motion in the Ontario Superior Court, and may seek an
order staying the proceedings. Justice Lax recently granted leave to appeal a
decision of the OMB for not following its rules in the Queen West Triangle OMB
hearing.
"The OMB has endorsed the practice of treating First Nations as second
class citizens," said Dr. Rick Smith, Executive Director of Environmental
Defence. "A court needs to review the Board's decision that Rogers Cable and
Canada Post get full hearing rights, but you can make up the rules for First
Nations as you go along."
The Board's decision to dismiss the motion to adjourn also left parties
wondering at the logic behind proceeding with planning approvals for a project
premised on a marina which has yet to receive any approvals from the
Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
"The OMB is putting the cart before the horse with this decision," said
Don Avery, President of the Innisfil District Association. "The developer is
years away from getting the marina approved, but the Board wants to charge
ahead under rules everyone knows are going to change in favour of the Lake."
Additionally, the premise of fractional ownership of the resort has left
Parties shaking their head in wonder.
"Designating this urban settlement a 'resort' is exploiting a blatant
loophole in the Official Plan," said Natalie Helferty, Director of
Conservation Policy, Ontario Nature. "This loophole was closed by the
Greenbelt on the other side of Lake Simcoe two years ago," she added.
The Ontario Municipal Board hearing resumes Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at
10:00 a.m. at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario (Room 41), 6015 Highway
89; directions available online: http://www.nottawasagaresort.com/map.htm. The
hearing is expected to last for four months.
Campaign Lake Simcoe is a partnership of Environmental Defence, the
Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition, and Ontario Nature
(http://www.campaignlakesimcoe.ca/)



7 Comments:

Blogger Xianjun Ranqin said...

qihang0909,coach outlet store online
nike blazers uk
tory burch shoes
jordan concords
coach outlet store online
michael kors uk
coach outlet store online
spy sunglasses
timberland uk
michael kors outlet
tommy hilfiger outlet stores
louis vuitton handbags
kobe bryant shoes for kids
discount oakley sunglasses
jordan 6
oakley vault
coach outlet
nike blazers
lebron james shoes 2015
air jordan 4
cheap ray bans
adidas superstars
nike trainers sale
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton outlet
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton outlet
fitflop shoes
longchamp sale
tory burch outlet
new jordans
kate spade sale
fake oakleys
q

8:51 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.19
michael kors outlet, prada handbags, louis vuitton, replica watches, gucci outlet, louis vuitton, tiffany and co, prada outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, jordan shoes, longchamp outlet, burberry, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, ugg boots, louis vuitton, polo ralph lauren outlet, uggs on sale, ugg boots, ugg boots, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, replica watches, tory burch outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, burberry outlet online, nike free, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, nike air max, michael kors outlet, louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, michael kors, nike outlet, louboutin

11:04 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

michael kors, coach outlet, air force, nike air max, ray ban pas cher, longchamp pas cher, michael kors, hermes, michael kors, true religion outlet, lacoste pas cher, kate spade outlet, timberland, north face, nike blazer, coach factory outlet, vanessa bruno, coach outlet, air jordan pas cher, air max, north face, oakley pas cher, new balance pas cher, nike roshe run, lululemon, ralph lauren pas cher, burberry, hogan, true religion jeans, hollister pas cher, coach purses, converse pas cher, kate spade handbags, nike free, true religion jeans, sac longchamp, vans pas cher, chanel handbags, hollister, true religion jeans, tn pas cher, ray ban uk, michael kors, sac guess, louboutin pas cher

11:09 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ralph lauren uk, north face outlet, abercrombie and fitch, babyliss, giuseppe zanotti, asics running shoes, nike air max, longchamp, jimmy choo shoes, wedding dresses, nike air max, nike roshe, mac cosmetics, ferragamo shoes, mcm handbags, p90x workout, north face outlet, reebok shoes, hollister, soccer jerseys, mulberry, ghd, beats by dre, soccer shoes, insanity workout, birkin bag, nike trainers, nfl jerseys, bottega veneta, hollister, nike huarache, vans shoes, baseball bats, herve leger, lululemon, mont blanc, abercrombie and fitch, instyler, chi flat iron, nike free run uk, nike roshe, new balance, celine handbags, nike air max, valentino shoes

11:10 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

karen millen, pandora jewelry, iphone 6 cases, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, hollister, toms shoes, oakley, pandora jewelry, coach outlet, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, ray ban, thomas sabo, marc jacobs, swarovski, michael kors outlet online, louboutin, bottes ugg, supra shoes, converse outlet, vans, sac louis vuitton pas cher, converse, doke gabbana outlet, michael kors outlet, wedding dresses, replica watches, louis vuitton, lancel, timberland boots, hollister, pandora charms, ugg boots uk, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, michael kors handbags, ugg pas cher, pandora charms, montre pas cher, juicy couture outlet, gucci, juicy couture outlet, nike air max, ralph lauren, links of london, ugg,uggs,uggs canada
ninest123 09.19

11:11 PM  
Blogger 艾丰 said...

jianbin1203
michael kors online outlet
wedding dresses
michael kors handbags
uggs on sale
ugg clearance
tods shoes
bottega veneta outlet online
uggs outlet
links of london uk
replica watches
nike shoes
arizona cardinals
mont blanc
lululemon outlet store
miami dolphins
basketball shoes
cleveland cavaliers
michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet,michael kors,kors outlet,michael kors outlet online,michael kors outlet online sale,michael kors handbags clearance,michael kors purses,michaelkors.com,michael kors bags,michael kors shoes,michaelkors,cheap michael kors
michael kors outlet online
salomon speedcross 3
abercrombie fitch
iphone cases
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton uk
nike huarache
woolrich clothing
celine outlet online
ralph lauren,ralph lauren uk,ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren outlet online,polo ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren polo
oakley outlet online
tory burch sandals
indianapolis colts
soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys for sale,soccer jersey,usa soccer jersey,football jerseys
ugg boots

5:35 PM  
Blogger raybanoutlet001 said...

christian louboutin shoes
ugg boots
ecco shoes
new balance shoes
yeezy boost 350
nike blazer
dolce and gabbana shoes
ugg outlet
ugg boots
ralph lauren

7:45 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home